Oil Pulling – Does it work?

Magic Bullet

Noun
1.

something that cures or remedies without causing harmful side effects:
So far there is no magic bullet for economic woes.

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Why Are My Gums Sore After a Cleaning?

We all know that being poked and prodded for an hour isn’t a fun thing. As dentists, we do all we can to increase the comfort of this experience (and we’ve come a very long way in a short amount of time), but somethings can’t be helped. If you’ve ever walked away from a dental cleaning with sore and tender gums, then you know that it’s not the nicest thing in the world. There IS a practical reason to why your gums are sore after a cleaning, however, and it’s not because we dentists like to make people suffer. Most of the time your bleeding gums mean one thing, someone hasn’t regularly been flossing.

Should You Go “Natural” With Toothpaste?

In a world that’s obsessed with “natural” and “chemical free” products (although everything, including you, are made of chemicals, but we’ll let that one slide) you’ve probably noticed these labels sneaking into every facet of your shopping experience. Not even the world of toothpaste and mouthwash have escaped this craze, so today we’re striving to answer the question “Is it worth it?”.

A Deeper Look at Desensitizing Teeth

If you have sensitive teeth there’s no doubt you’ve looked into the many products on the market made to help sensitive teeth. It may all seem a bit wash for those unacquainted with the extensive world that is dentistry, but it’s not all as daunting as it may seem! Let’s take a deeper look at the products out there that help people everyday cope with sensitive teeth!

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Three Simple Steps for the Perfect Smile

Most everyone appreciates a beautiful smile, whether it’s your own or one that belongs to someone you love. To keep your teeth and gums not only looking good but feeling their best, it’s important to practice routine oral hygiene habits. And, keeping up with best dental practices can give you more than simply the perfect smile.

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Ten Dental Travel Tips to Keep Teeth in Top Condition

You’ve packed your phone, chargers, hand sanitizer, snacks, and earbuds, but what about your dental travel list—is everything accounted for? Although the extent of many travel lists may simply begin with toothbrush and end with toothpaste, there are other items you may want to add as well as scenarios to consider when traveling. Optimum dental travel health relies on more than simply your travel size oral hygiene goodies. Here are ten tips to ensure your teeth are taken care of before you depart for your next adventure.